2,069 ft
Distance
-272 ft
Descent
00:01:24
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #5655

This trail is a great finisher that gets you to Reflection Lake Road. It was the end portion of the old Psychosis DH race. If you are coming from the Summit, 5K, or 3K then you will end up on this trail.

As you enter onto Tail Gate/Snake Hill you can choose between the left or right routes. The right route is a wooden table top feature that can be rolled or gapped, and the left route is the ride-around option. Following that is fast single track with an abrupt left turn. There are roots to negotiate, but you can keep your speed. Keep your eye out for riders as there is an access trail that crosses the trail. The trail finishes off with big berms (hence the name Snake Hill) and an optional gap jump at the end.

You can also access the Snake Hill portion from the Mt Shadows network to add a little spice to the end of your cross country ride.

Note: after the first 20m upon entering the top of Tail Gate there is a short trail branching to the left. This is Tail Gate Alternate, and travels 190m over to Roller Coaster in the Mtn Shadows.

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More Stats for Tail Gate/Snake Hill mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -272 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,612 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,884 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,884 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,612 ft
  • Grade
    -13.146%
  • Grade max
    -139.221%
  • Grade min
    0.623%
  • Distance down
    1,760 ft
  • Distance flat
    182 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:24
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Status:
on Mar 24, 2016
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Tail Gate/Snake Hill Trail Reports

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Mar 24, 2016 @ 4:06pm
Mar 24, 2016
Ice patches all the way down make this challenging at the moment
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Aug 5, 2012 @ 5:34pm
Aug 5, 2012
Tail Gate/Snake Hill

Routes with this trail

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Golden Two-Four: 24 Hour and 8 Hour MTB Race race
9.0 miles
2016 Singletrack 6 - Smith Optics Stage 5: Golden race
19.5 miles

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